Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | ePaper
Celtics dominate lowly Bulls for franchise record 56-point win
Jaylen Brown came off the bench to score 23 points as the Boston Celtics recorded the biggest margin of victory in franchise history with a 133-77 demolition of the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
The Celtics improved to 15-10 on the season and the 56-point win eclipsed a 51-point victory (153-102) over the Philadelphia Warriors in 1962.
Daniel Theis delivered a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics who went wire-to-wire Saturday to stretch their winning streak to five games.
The 56-point loss was the worst ever for the hapless Bulls, surpassing a 53-point (127-74) shellacking at Minnesota on November 2001.
Boston exploded for a 17-0 start in the first six minutes of the game cruised to their second consecutive one-sided victory after beating New York 128-100 two days ago.
Jayson Tatum had 18 points and Terry Rozier added 15 for the Celtics, who have outscored opponents an average of 126.2 to 97.6 during their five-game streak.